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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

Yu Darvish will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Darvish is 5-1 this season with a 2.56 ERA.

Darvish's opponent in this one will be Erik Bedard. The Astros lefthander has a 9.98 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -200 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has won 2 straight games.
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 22-13 SU
Houston: 10-26 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Texas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Houston home to Texas, Sunday, May 12